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Jan 2, 2013 4:00pm PST
law and relationship around these convenience zones. the crv redempt zones and how they are created and how the state law require that they are managed and facilitated and what this means to small business. so i want to put forward some proactive policy recommendations so that we're being ahead of the curve and not waiting until this may become an issue down the road for small businesses. so i just wanted to just make that clear. this is a policy discussion for you to take a look at, make recommendations. the commission can take action tonight, if it's comfortable or wait until the next commission meeting or two commission meetings. it's at your discretion to make sure that you are comfortable with the policy that is flushed out to be put forward to our policymakers in the city. so i just wanted to make sure that you understood that it's agendized as an action item tonight, but we do that as pro forma, as part of agendizing anything that the commission may be taking action on in case you want to take action tonight, but that is not necessarily the objective tonight. >> great. >> so-
SFGTV
Dec 31, 2012 3:00pm PST
is the state law definition of "candidate." we can add this section in local law, which is fine and whatever version ends up tonight or thereafter will work for the moment. but i think we should urge the state legislature to include an appointed office-holder, because that was the route of this to begin with. >> that we definitely can't do tonight? >> no, it's not on the calendar, but something that we could contemplate in future and i would suspect there is support for that. >> do you have other comments about what we can do here and now? >> sorry. thank you for bringing me back. i agree that the language in lines 19 and 20 are somewhat problematic. i don't know that they work into line 16-18. i think they really only apply in subsection b. i mean it's difficult to read 16-18 and imports 19 and 20 in, that the "order to support" language. it just gets a little circular, but i do agree that support should include actions or statements whether public or non-public. that are trying to urge or encourage a particular outcome. i think that is the point of "support." and i'm also trying t
SFGTV
Dec 27, 2012 10:00am PST
be taken, but that we also look at it from a professional law enforcement perspective and invite the other, you know, key players in the city, the mayor's office, the board of supervisors, occ, of course, and everybody to, you know, roll up their sleeves and look at the best of what's out there professionally to see if we can't improve on our statistics in san francisco. so that's my proposal on the table. >> i agree. if we can have a presentation with the community present and have the chief explain about what our police department does, for example, with atf in terms of taking guns off the street, i know there's programs in place with that. just anything we can do to help. as i'll say, we're going to close this meeting tonight and commissioner kingsley is going to close the meeting in honor of the victims in connecticut, she'll have some things to say then, but gun violence has had an adverse impact on members of this commission and i see this as an opportunity to protect others from that. >> if i can add, i think anything we do in the city based on the recent collaboration we just
SFGTV
Dec 30, 2012 8:30pm PST
prepared by the department in connection with law enforcement on criminal matters in relationship to second amendment activities. and the commission is responsible for looking at that report and reviewing it for compliance and signing off on it. so let you know that happened. >> thank you very much, commissioner kingsley. commissioner loftus. >> yes, i just had a couple things. i think we talked a lot about the bravery and heroism and the crying, especially on my part, around officer gritch and cloud and thanks, commissioner mazzucco. i think it's important, i said it then, we often talk about what's wrong with the department and that's definitely a role we have and something we have to do, but it's important to talk just as much about what's right with the department and to be present when the officers were recounting finding this baby that wasn't raining and it was raining at 2:00 am and going under a muni stop, i'm sure you all have stories like this, all the 2,000 officers that we don't see, have these stories where you are called for this service. a lot of being a police officer
SFGTV
Dec 26, 2012 9:30am PST
. to support the police department and law enforcement system of doing more predictive policing using both data and technology to help us do that. and then, of course, i think the most important part is to organize our communities and work with community-based organizations, families, religious groups, and everybody that's on the ground to find more ways to intervene in violent behavior out there and utilize resources such as education systems, our community jobs programs, others that might allow people to go in different direction. the unfortunate and very tragic incident in connecticut in sandy hook elementary school of course heightened everybody's awareness of what violence can really be all about. and as we have been not only responding, reacting to this national tragedy that i think president obama has adequately described as broken all of our hearts, and in every funeral that has taken place, for those 20 innocent children and six innocent adults in the school districts, and school administrators, we obviously have shared in that very tragic event, all of us. it has touched eve
SFGTV
Jan 3, 2013 10:00am PST
law enforcement based, a total of 369 victims were identified through services provided through agency-specific legal outreach or other services. what we're trying to do is work in cooperation with them so the police department and the asian pacific islander outreach, we want to work with them providing available assistance to them for crime victims of human trafficking residing in san francisco. we will do the investigation, they will do the support and outreach to them to get them out of that and preventive services to help them live their life, gain control of their lives again. >> so will the money be used it hire people or train people in this area that are already employees of the department? where are the dollars actually? >> we already have human trafficking unit together under special victims unit. we have two full-time -- we have inspector flores along with officer brian keebler investigating full-time and also have two officers working on a rotation basis right now but we'd like to keep them for a little longer. we're not looking to hire anybody else, we're using the
SFGTV
Dec 31, 2012 1:00pm PST
of law. and so i was just wondering what was exactly contemplated by that? is that something written or just orally? when the vote is taken? it's sort of a companion question to commissioner renne's point and then i see later in section e, under "orders," it says, "the commission will instruct staff to prepare written order reflecting the commission's findings." so then i was wondering if what was contemplated was the findings of fact and conclusions of law to be incorporated in that order, which we would instruct, based on our vote and finding, verbally. or is there a more extensive process that is contemplated with respect to preparing findings of fact and conclusions of law? >> i think they just contemplated the commission doing it during the hearing. >> okay. >> that was my understanding as well and certainly if it was a complicated issue where we wanted to make written findings and that the summary order was more involved, i think we could do more. but i think the idea is that we can hopefully make them orally to get to resolution quickly. >> yes, that sounds good. >> and in tha
SFGTV
Dec 30, 2012 10:00pm PST
make sure that we meet the minimum requirements of the law, which is two of the notifications must be mailed before service occurs, and then two of the notifications must be mailed after service has occurred within a 60 day boundary before and 60 day boundary after, so customers will know from us what we think their bill experience will be. customers who don't opt out after the first two notifications and get enrolled in the program see their first bill and decide they don't want to be part of the program will then receive again -- again they will receive an opt out notification and tell us no thank you at that point. they can call, let us know by various means that they want out, and throughout this time period we will be utilizing broadcast media, social media, broadcast media to make sure folks are aware. it's not just a quiet piece of mail that shows up at their home. it's going to be a full campaign here in the city, television, out door, advertising, newspaper, social media. our goal is really to reach as many people as possible throughout san francisco by repetition of this mes
SFGTV
Dec 29, 2012 2:30am PST
payment when they have adequately completed their work and this is something modeled out-of-state law and stat law has pro vision visions like this that took effect this year and we hope that will make a difference for local sub contractors. >>> supervisor wiener?. >> supervisor cohen? thank you. i do have one item today in in memoryium, i ask that the board close out the meeting in memory of mr. bradford he was the first african america meal after the san francisco sheriff's department and he was born in blight california and came to san francisco in 1955 he seived regularly in the united states army and korean war and is the father of three children two sons and one dear and i send my condole lenses out to his family he was one of my sunday schoolteachers growing up and brang donuts holes to class and making the subject matter very interesting and enjoyable and i grew up with his grandchildren and it's a great loss that san francisco has suffered in losing mr. bradford and so iggs again colleagues i hope to close out the board in his memory and this is the memory of mr. bradford. >>
SFGTV
Dec 31, 2012 4:30am PST
violence and law enforcement, the social workers, caseworkers, -- >> president soo if i might you need to take a vote on the consent calendar. >> i'm sorry. can we have a motion to approve the consent agenda? >> so moved. >> second. >> all in favor? >> aye. >> i apologize. thank you. so with the family violence council in the last year we've seen a child abuse intervention and prevention program and we were mandated and not every county has it and beverly pointed that out and alisa worked for the last six months and a year in the making to have a phone app in response to elder abuse and you push a button and brings up the resources and with they will turn it over to the ladies. >> [inaudible] for both of these commissions -- thank you, coming together this evening to share the work that we have been doing together for quite some time, and the progress that san francisco has made over the last 12 years for sure, and certainly even before that, so we're honored to be here. i am beverly upton and proud to be the executive director of the consortium and made up of 17 service providers
SFGTV
Dec 28, 2012 5:30pm PST
we are going to hear this matter based on a current law and the current ordinance that governors mobile food facility and is if that is not something that is not well done in your mind this is not the body that is going to be able to change it and i want to encourage all of you who feel that way to start weeking with your legislatures because those are the bun onces outly that are going to equity of the changes it's not glowing to come from here because we can only take this from a case by case basis and to conform with the current law. >> that was very well stated and something that i wanted to raise as well these issues come up regularly and are presented in a very articulate manner and i appreciate the testimony on it but this is not the body that is going to address what the legislatures intent the and those are policy questions and they are not for this board to rule on. >> i make a motion to have this reheard. this married reheard. >> and on what date president? >>> what would you suck sog? >> like the prior case, this is at case where the permit holder is permit is suggest
SFGTV
Jan 2, 2013 11:30am PST
on up. thank you. >>> of course, i hate to be against the friends, but legally i'm studying law, the first year of law. isn't there separation of church and state? shouldn't the city not -- i think this is san francisco friends from the quakers. i have to say, generally i'm against nonprofits because even though you're a nonprofit, you still compete for buildings and then you throw out tenants. so, i would ask, has san francisco city attorney looked into this, the city's aligning with a religion, should they distance themselves on that grounds? >> thank you. are there other members of the public who wish to speak on this item, item number 5? seeing none, public comment is closed. do we have a motion? >> so moved. >> we have a motion to send this item forward with recommendation and we can do that without objection. thank you. item 6. >> item number 6, resolution establishing the appropriations limit for fy 2012-2013 pursuant to california constitution article xiii b. >> thank you very much for this item from the controller's office. we have [speaker not understood]. >> thank you, mem
SFGTV
Dec 27, 2012 11:30pm PST
this is putting the law in place and geek getting the mechanism to secure infrastructure financing proceeds and a lot of credit goes to bran son and many of my preed says cor and is monique moyer that has gotten us to this point and right now we are looking to the establish a policy with the board of supervisors that gives us a -- to support this before looking at any particular project. we have present proposed policy to the capital planning committee on november 19th and we will go back for action this month and we are looking to the bring the city policy to the board of interferes in early 2013 and so as brad said i'll go over the policy and then brad will go over three major projects that we are proposing the use of i f d for. and so the port commission is very well aware in 1969, we got our 54 piers nine react activated and we have an extraordinarily large deferred maintenance problem in the magnitude of $2.2 million and what the port earned as an enterprise is not enough to deal with the assets and the defined problems and so one of our major strategies that the port has init
SFGTV
Dec 30, 2012 4:00am PST
new product and the case law is clear on this and i'll give you an example you can't ask bidders to submit work for a computer processing program only to end up awarding the contract to the bidder that gives you pens and utensils because it's the partner that makes the word processing programs is nowhere to be found that is whose going on here. giant may have been part of a winning team but what she said, they are bringing to the table and what they are bringing now is insurmountable deviation the city law and administrative code requires a new competitive process to any new developer that is going to now primarily be reasonable for this project thank you very much for your time. >> thank you, is there 50 other public comment? okay? executive session. motion to call to executive session,. >> second. >> all in favor aye, executive session conference of legal counsel regarding the anticipated legal matter and property negotiator. >>> i would like to make a motion that we reconvene in open session. >> second? all in favor. >> aye. closed session the commission voted unanimously to as d
SFGTV
Dec 27, 2012 6:30am PST
afraid to call a parent and not supporting their child to tell them just what the law is and what is expected of them, so we are seeing huge leadership from this agency and this is where you're seeing the 202 percent increase, but if you look you will see that the crisis lines, shelter services, general statistics, and cases received are still climbing in san francisco. we do not believe that is because there is more domestic violence. we believe it is because the community is starting to be aware and trust all of our systems, everybody in this room, so lisa at 911, and all of the police department and everybody who's working on this we are gaining the trust of the survivors of their communities. in a post 9/11 world we saw a real drop and chilling effect in victims being willing to come forward. it was another big act of courage as many of you know just naming domestic violence or perhaps making a change in how you're violence is living is a huge courageous move, but to call when at that point they were afraid it was another huge courageous move so i feel both the state and our dive
SFGTV
Dec 26, 2012 11:00am PST
exist, particularly among those immigrants where in their home countries law enforcement can be corrupt. so, they don't have the trust that's needed in order to report domestic violence and family violence. so, i'm very pleased today to report on a very strong and deep collaboration between our department, the district attorney's office, asian women shelter and casa of the women. we've been awarded a $650,000 grant over two years to really look at high-risk populations, limited english proficiency and/or lgbt groups. because we really see gaps in their ability to access the criminal justice system on domestic violence. and i'm going to ask tara to give you some details on how this extends and expands on existing work. >> great, thank you. so, there are four program components under this grant award. one is centralizing prosecution which builds off of the work of the limited english proficiency subunit within the district attorney's office, to prosecute perpetrators in cases where the victim is limited english proficient. this unit will serve as liaison for the identification of
SFGTV
Dec 31, 2012 10:00pm PST
in that seat, they are going to make it law. i have to go over to another agency with the housing authority. let me say one thing, city hall is out of control. we don't know who is in control. we don't know what department is doing what. board of supervisors what is going on, i'm not going to sing today but city hall is out of control and we got to file a complaint for injunction. be ready for it. >> thank you, next speaker. >> good afternoon, supervisors, my name is douglas yapp right on, ace, that's all i have to say. i'd like to thank supervisor olague for her brave and couragous act. she is setting a precedent showing that children in san francisco cannot be bullied and neither can adults. so you politicians better heed the word and you are lucky bullying isn't a federal offense yet. secondly, the reason why the situation on fillmore street is the way it is is because what has the mayor's office actively done for this community? i don't see a representative here today. now, according to the notes for this hearing there was a 3-month time period between assignment to this commi
SFGTV
Jan 2, 2013 3:30am PST
to also report to you in these financial statements if we noted any non-compliance with laws and regulations and we noted no find of non-compliance with laws and regulations. with the specific tests that we go into, we verify the compliance with the federal requirements so we know there are no exceptions. we look at the interrible controls internal controls and payroll internally and look the controls and we have noted no deficiencies in internal control. we are required to communicate to you whether we noted any difficultis in the performance of the audit or whether we noted a audit adjustments, which is the second letter in the package that you have. we noted -- we proposed no audit adjustments. management has been one step forward giving us all the financial information that we needed to complete our audit and for that we thank management staff. i would be happy to answer any questions? >> are there any questions? if not, thank you for the report and the presentation. seeing no questions, can we move to our next and last item? >> yes. item no. 8 is the approval of the minutes
SFGTV
Jan 2, 2013 3:00am PST
know the law. so, i urge you to make sure that there's tough, stricter enforcement to help the 49ers in terms of getting better taxi service and also in keeping the illegal taxis out. >> mr. chairman, that's the last person who turned in a speaker card. >> are we having the closed session? >> no. >> we are not. >> this completes the business before you today. >> with that, members, we are adjourning this afternoon in the memory of supervisor mike nevin, a wonderful, wonderful man and did much for san francisco, the entire area. i want to wish everybody a happy holiday. hope to see many people on the 28th. just want to say it's a pleasure to work with all of you, mr. rifkin, our outstanding staff. with that, we stand adjourned. thank you. [adjourned] >>. >> high guys donna here with this week's bus 2012 has come and gone and as we get ready for the new rather and start our resolution let's welcomian in style here are buzz events new years eve fire works show for water front fire works tradition that the city is once again hosting a free mid might night fire works show cot ssouth of the f
SFGTV
Dec 28, 2012 12:00pm PST
questions, first of all i want to say that ignorance of the law is no excuse. and you have been in business nine years at that location and for nine years you have needed an extended hours permit. also, you can't blame your employees for not acting right because the buck stops with the managers and the employer. and you have to take responsibility for that. and if you have a beer and wine license, which is an abc permit, you are not supposed to let intoxicated people into your place. that is... it is just you are not supposed to, period. as long as you have a license. having said that, i wanted to ask you about three notices of violation that you got dated october 16th, and noticing that you were in violation of 1060 and 1070, where a permit is required and also, noise ordinance. and then, you had another one and you continued to operate even though you were given a notice of violation. and you got another notice of violation on november 11th. at 2:30 in the morning and also a violation of 1070.1 which is the extended hours permit and you continued to operate in the following week
SFGTV
Dec 30, 2012 2:30am PST
establishment and that is what need to happen in this case. >> this is a farrell new pro vision of the law and this has not been lit gated. >> are you associated in any way in this case? >>> zero. and as i stated. >> so you are saying that you are not prepare to go forward today? >>> i would try william anything but it's very very difficult the brief is extensive as you know. >> is your answers yes or no. >>> no. >> you are not ready? okay thank you. >>> yes. >> when mr. fantastic yo called me after chris hall to say that chris hall had been let go and appellate had been seeking new counsel and in the end when he determined that i was not going to agree to a continuance he said okay, well i guess i'll have to tell chris. not the owner, chris. when i spoke to this attorney today about how he came to be involved in the case whether it was through chris hall he said no it was through bill phases zero and so it may be -- it appears to me based on that chain that even if there is no direct relationship and even if you know, my colleague here has been brought in without his knowledge in a sense,
SFGTV
Dec 28, 2012 2:00pm PST
from worst to better we have council parenting defined by law, we have corporal parenting and i have materials dealting the negative effects. all of which have in common of negative reinforcement being presented against negative parent. in non-violent parenting what we want to do is provide positive reinforcement for positive behavior following the attitude it's okay to make mistakes, but we don't want to practice making mistakes and to move forward with the concept and promote the idea of non-violent parenting. in particular i would like to bring your attention to what i have named the eight pillars of parenting and have i conferred with the department of social services for children's basic needs. and that they should be protected from physical, sexual and emotional abuse as defined on the front page. my idea is before graduating from junior high each child should name what the eight pillars of parenting are. and define what "physical abuse" is. >> time. >> thank you very much. >> next. >> >> superintendent carranza, president yee and commissioners. i am a former teacher at le
SFGTV
Dec 31, 2012 9:30pm PST
found with those surveys. 57 providers are supportive of the disclosure law. 47 percent prohibit smoking in their leases. one-third of managers, owners have received tenants about second hand smoke. most residents throughout san francisco want a smoke free healthy lifestyle here in san francisco which will lead to better public health for all san franciscoans so we encourage that you support this mer err and we support and appreciate your support, supervisor mar and supervisor campos, on this policy. >> thank you, mr. moor, thank you. each member of the public will be allotted the same number of minutes to speak, except that public speakers using translation assistance will be allowed to testify for twice the amount of the public testimony time limit. if simultaneous translation services are used, speakers will be governed by the public supreme supreme. >> if there's anyone else who would like to speak? >> my name is stefan white, i'm a tenant at 922 post street. i understand as the law now is landlords can ban smoking in common areas of the building like the lobby but they are n
SFGTV
Jan 1, 2013 4:00am PST
-- i'm sure the members of the board are well aware that in 1973 your predecessors passed a law that made san francisco a transit first city. here we are 40 years later talking about removing a bike lane because there are too many private automobiles that will be going around looking for parking. we're not talking about doing initiatives to improve car share or the hundreds of people who will not have to use a car because of these bike lanes. we're talking about removing a bike lane for private automobiles which is so profoundly idiotic. i think it really boggles the mind. the last point is really to reiterate what i told mta board which is that we're living in a time -- crisis this is a time when we need bold action. we don't need two and a half years of looking at six blocks on fell and oak. we have other cities laughing at us, chicago, minneapolis, portland, new york. i encourage you to reject the appeal. thank you. >> president chiu: walter, his you've already participated in this public comment. no, you can't, actually. thank you. are there any other members of the public that wish t
SFGTV
Jan 1, 2013 9:30am PST
control. loitering is defined to stand idle about without lawful business is prohibited to any property with the licensees as depicted on the form. number five. debris shall be removed from the premises within 74 hours of the application. if the graffiti happens on a holiday they shall remove it within 72 hours of the next weekday. the exterior of the premises shall have lighting and sufficient power to illuminate and make apparent the persons on the premises. additionally the position of the lighting shall not disturb the neighboring residents. number seven. no noise audible between the area of the licensee as defined on the abc form. number eight, the interior lighting is sufficient to make easily discernible and conduct of all persons and patrons in that portion of the premises where the alcohol beverages are sold and consumed. thank you. >> no issues with the eight months of operation at this place since they have been going beyond the issues here? >> everything has been fine? >> yes. >> it's a very interesting business model. is the owner or the applicant here? no. any com
SFGTV
Dec 31, 2012 5:30pm PST
mental health issues. i think that the law enforcement happens within our 49 scary miles and what happens on our highways is different as well. there are number of contributing factors as we look at the 15 officer-involved shootings over a five-year study, seven were non-lethal and eight were lethal. and all 7 cases, there was no detections of any drugs or anything of that nature on board. and on all eight instances medical examiner, discovered multiple drugs on board of the victim in those cases. i think that there are a number of factors that contribute to the injuries that we may be talking about that i don't think will be captured in one paragraph of a report. >> and before we go to the public comment, one last question, what is it now that is driving a push within the department for tasers? is there a... has the human heart changed over the past, you know, five years or so? are we seeing dramatic increase in officer-involved shootings compared to what we had before? are we finding that despite what we see in terms of controversy that this is what is considered the best practi
SFGTV
Jan 3, 2013 5:30am PST
business and learn the laws and follow them. it is not the community's job to police them and if you have a very good understanding of the neighborhood and the tender loin then certainly you know how many community groups are in the area and just passing the buck is very little hope that 3:30 is going to work. >> okay. >> mr. king? >> commissioner akers? >> aye. >> commissioner hyde? >> aye. >> commissioner tan? >> aye. >> lee? >> aye. >> joseph. >> aye. >> good luck to you, don't violate this permit. i mean, don't. no excuses. thank you. >> commissioners? i have to take my leave, i'm doing the christmas tree down stairs i just got texted twice, and they need me. so i am going to pass the bevel off to commissioner hyde. >> commissioners if we are moving on to item number, 1. so is there any public comment, this is time for the public to come in and address the commission on issues that are not on our agenda? >> seeing none, public comment is closed. are we doing the report and all of that number two. >> they are continuing that. >> okay. >> okay. >> so, the police department comments
SFGTV
Dec 25, 2012 8:00pm PST
took the money away. several homes were seized. there was ins, it was all the federal law enforcement agencies that were there to protect these women. is there any more money from the federal government? >> i know we're constantly asking the grant unit to extend this. we have to show that we're willing to play this game and we're coming forward (inaudible) having individuals plead guilty to charges shows a lot. i think as we continue doing those kind of cases and building those cases we will see results. we have asset forfeitures that will be coming so i can foresee more things happening. >> we're currently working with the fbi right now. >> commissioner turman. >> i move that we, the ask the board of supervisors to authorize the police to retroactively accept and appropriate a grant in the amount of $200,000 from the california emergency management agency. >> second. >> first we have to have public comment. any public comment? seeing none, all in favor say aye. please call line item 5. >> line item 5, public comment on all matters pertaining to item 7 below, closed session, including
SFGTV
Dec 29, 2012 7:00pm PST
white, i am a tenant at 922 post street. i'm here because i understand that right now the law basically says that landlords can bar tenants from smoking in the common areas of buildings like the lobby and the hallways but it's not allowed to bar smoking in individual apartments. the problem with that is --. >> mr. white, i think that might be the next item that you want to speak on. >> i'm sorry, i thought this had to do with that. >> the smoke-free housing disclosure is the next item. >> i'm sorry, you want me to --. >> yes, if you could stick around. next speaker. >> good afternoon, supervisors. i would like to speak in opposition to this item and the reason i feel that way is that even though smoking is so much, causing so much damage, i think if we're going to single out smoking there should also be a concurrent discussion of banning automobiles in san francisco, banning liquor in san francisco, and banning industry in san francisco because i think those three contribute a lot more damage to san francisco citizens than smoking. the logic used that i heard earlier if you ap
SFGTV
Dec 28, 2012 2:00am PST
city? >> that was set in the original law passed in the 1980's? >> do we have any flexibility? >> no, i'm pretu sure that is established in statute, but it could be changed. >> i am thinking that instead of paying $100, we could base on the sales volume of the size of their business. >> right. i think if you started to change it, that the oppositions would be quite broad. for instance the supermarket would pay a different rate than the beverage dealers, based on volume, something like that. >> thank you. >> do you want to take this to committee? >> i would like to read through them and we can go through them rear view relatively quickly and see if any other recommendations that might have. >> the sbc encourages the department of the environment to pursue mobile redemption sisters, mobile redemption centers rotating basis could be a potential solution for the coming up next the city should resalute the geographic distribution of centers with the goal of expending them to parts of city underserve. additionally the geography of san francisco and density should provide policy rati
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Dec 31, 2012 12:00am PST
just speaking for myself and hopefully i'm hypothetical enough that i'm not stepping on any laws. if you were to run for a city office again i certainly as a rafid radical progressive would be behind supporting you in that effort, so hopefully for anybody that is watching we have all established that supervisor olague is a excellent major asset to the city and t progressives and i hope that you continue. thanks. >> next speaker. >> hi. paul kangis again. before the ross mirkarimi vote i didn't know who supervisor olague was and it takes that courage and supervisor that with stood the attack and it's the whole idea being able to speak freely in this city in spite of what the rich think, being able to act freely within this city which makes san francisco a city that the whole world looks at and follows and listens to and so even though i'm a critic of cca, simply for scientific reasons, i appreciate the fact that the supervisors did the thinking they did and came to the conclusion they came to because even though the environmental crisis
SFGTV
Dec 31, 2012 5:00am PST
and maybe change your mind about wanting to proceed. with changes in the law it is extremely difficult for us to continue with the prosecution without evicting that is interested in proceeding. in the past with call police officer and the relay what information they took at the scene that is no longer acceptable as evidence. without the vacant you often don't have the ability to put together the evidence to persuade a jury. it is critical for us to keep the victim engaged in the process, one, for his or her safety but ultimately to secure an outcome that will protect them in the long-term. to do that our office, and jean should be commended for this, requires that we contact every single victim personally and we do that the attorney. jean goes to the file, gets a round of calls, she assigns them to the attorney, they give around calls, and we try to maintain the level of communication with the victim and bring them in to the victim advocates who will be to the victim either at the hall of justice or other places, often in people's homes or in another safe place that they feel
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Dec 28, 2012 10:30pm PST
also interact with other existing city laws. in march, 2012, legislation sponsored by supervisor avalos was passed that amended the environment code to require owners of existing commercial buildings to allow their tenants to bring their bikes in. alternatively, if owners don't want to allow their tenants to bring their bikes in, they are required by the environment code to provide bicycle parking space. our proposed ordinance allows such attorneys owners to comply with the code. any property that has not complied with environment code by august, 1 2013 deadline they will be out of compliance and if this ordinance is adopted they would have to comply with the updated bicycle parking requirements as defined in this ordinance. finally, the zoning administrator would also be able to modify, waive and provide variances for bicycle parking under certain circumstances. in cases where off-street car parking is not provided. overall, no variance would be given when automobile parking exists, or proposed in the building. this concludes my presentation. we are pleased to present this to yo
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Dec 31, 2012 2:00pm PST
an investigation under 6.99-13 whether it's an investigative file as law enforcement agency, how it deals with rivera. all of those issues, i suspect, if we ever have a referral or have an investigation and generate these files, somebody is going to say let me see them. and then we're going to go back and forth about whether it is or isn't. i'm just trying to anticipate that now and have language in here or different language shall be disclosed as necessary or under cpra or sunshine, which isn't necessarily the most helpful. i mean it's true, but what does that mean? >> so you would propose to strike it entirely? >> i am struggling and i'm not quite sure what the best answer is, frankly. i am expressing a concern about it. and i suspect we're all smart people in the room and we all probably have different views about the matter. but i think we can all see there is something. i don't know. the question about ex parte communications, i was also looking at the existing regs, page 15 of attachment b. miscellaneous provisions about ex parte. i like that language generally. i think that w
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Dec 31, 2012 10:30pm PST
>> the americans with disabilities act of 1990 is a wide-ranging federal civil- rights law that prohibits discrimination against persons with disabilities. title two of the ada addresses access to public services, including public transportation for persons with disabilities. tips for respectful communication for people with disabilities brochures are available. call sfmta accessible services at 415-701-4485 for copies. >> [applause] >> wow. thank you very much angela. let me say -- please, please sit down. all right. that's for my has ratty. >> no, that's mine. >> angela we really miss you here. you have been such a force and i enjoy working -- we will get that done. i assure you. that's a wonderful addition. not just north beach and another attraction for visitors from around the world as part of the international community and i honor that so thank you. thank you for working with me on ending homelessness as well and thank you even for being your civil rights attorney and you are still representing people in need and i appreciate that. i know angela represents again the kind
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Dec 28, 2012 3:00pm PST
, parental involvement to conform with the current law and the findings of an april, 2012 federal program monitoring audit. is there a motion and second? >> so moved. >> second. >> this has already gone through committee. it is held over for the action in january of 2013. january, 2013 meeting. item r, board members' proposal, firs reading. this is for creating an equitable pathway to community contracting and hiring. co-authored by myself and commissioner fewer. is there a motion and second? >> moved. >> second. >> and it will be referred to buildings, grounds, services committee. >> to personnel? should it go to the budget committee? >> my recommendation as commissioners have read the proposal, that it talks about -- i think buildings and grounds definitely, but it also talks about creating an internship program and a robust internship program. i don't know if it should go off to curriculum because it's under the purview of that portion of the resolution. >> i would think it would not go to curriculum until the plan itself is created. >> sure. >> deputy superintendent ly, does this have
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Dec 27, 2012 4:30pm PST
seniors and disability campaign. it is very important to have these two items implemented into law in addition to grab bars and phone jacks i would like to see working elevators in every building that has more than one floor. plus you can't put a price on someone's safety and health for grab bars, which will be very inexpensive. thank you. >> thank you for your comments. next speaker. >> good morning, my name is dan jordan, i'm a peer councilor with the sro collaborative. as a peer councilor, the first person the tenants come in to see is us. we get many complaints about bathrooms being unsafe to use. myself, i live in a sro hotel. i know in my building the floors in the showers and outside the shower stalls are real smooth tile. we have no grab bars and my landlord says absolutely not, they are not going to put them in unless it's made mandatory. they would save a lot of money and so would probably the city and other services such as medicare, medical, if these grab bars were installed. we would have fewer people going to the hospital and it's just vitally necessary to have them as w
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Jan 1, 2013 5:00am PST
in some of the gaps for me. the code of conduct largely came out of the -- the law that created the code of conduct requirement came out of the experience that pg&e and marin energy had when marin energy launched its program so the code of conduct puts certain restrictions on both parties, the utility, in our case pg&e and on us as a cca. broadly speaking it prohibits either party from misleading customers. it requires that any expenditures that pg&e incurs to actively market against the program cannot be reimbursed by rate payers and shared by shareholders. it allows pg&e to answer questions and educate about their program and how it compares to our program. it requires both parties to work with the california public utilities commission public advisor's office to create a comparison document that would be made able by all parties on the two program offerings. so that gives you some of the key elements. >> and the code of conduct you said is in the process of being approved or is approved. >> so a proposed decision was drafted and sent out for comment by the cupuc staff. it then by
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Dec 27, 2012 7:30am PST
proficient individuals that they encounter in their law enforcement capability, and requires services if a lap person requires assistance. in san francisco on like many police departments there's over 150 bilingual officers and that is remarkable. if you look across the nation, san francisco is at the forefront at having such a source of bilingual officers. the department general order prohibits officers from relying on children, bystanders, family members to be interpreters unless there are exigent circumstances. once that is resolved, the police needs to have a bilingual officer or an interpreter from line with from language services language services to continue. those in the community, trying to resolve situations of language access, this language liaison officer appointed through this general order. our work wasn't done when it was implemented in 2007. part of what we wanted to do was put together training, and a brochure for the public so they would know what their rights are and responsibilities. we put together a brochure, translated it into five different languages. it is the wa
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Jan 2, 2013 10:30am PST
law enforcement officers from the bay area are involved. it's a 48 hour full scale exercise and there is more in the report if you want to read about it. there was a fire at the portal and we pulled together officials and talk about response efforts and what we needed to do and we were able to quickly hand over the role for office of small business but i thank my staff for the good work that they did, and finally we talked about sf heroes in this meeting. i hope you downloaded that app in our smartphone. it's available for i phones and droids. we received the gold award for the sf heroes application and we are very proud of that. that being said i'm going to move on the agenda. i did want to point out in your packets we have a report from our disaster preparedness coordinators and on the back of the report. this is from the last meeting. we will start to include that in each of the disaster council meetings. we want to know what your folks are doing. they're representing you here doing all of our disaster response preparedness. the list of your representatives is on the back of
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